Monday, June 15, 2015

3 Primo Podcasts


Since the first season of Serial ended, I've delved into an array of other noteworthy podcasts, but only three are standouts to me.

1. Dear Sugar. Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond gracefully tackle some of today's most pressing relationship issues. They don't do it alone, though. In each episode they speak with someone who has a prominent point of view on the topic at hand. Inevitably, you end up relating to at least one of them: Cheryl, Steve, the letter writer, or the person Cheryl and Steve call to consult. Not gonna lie, this show really brightens my mood.

2. Criminal. As with Dear Sugar, this is mandatory listening for me. Every episode is good. I wrote this other blog post about the show, so feel free to check it out.

3. On Being. On Being pursues wisdom and virtue by profiling influential people. The host, Krista Tippett, is a genius yet soft-voiced and warmly curious. As someone who received her M.Div from Yale, she holds an interest in religion and starts each episode asking the guest what their religious background was as a child. She usually asks them about their current spirituality, but it's only a small slice of the topics they cover. Sage insight abounds from interviewer and interviewee alike. One of my favorite authors, Parker Palmer, even has his own column on the site.

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